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 Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis grows up to 8cm in diameter with a low flat profile. Skeletal plates are greenish-brown with numerous reddish, greenish, or even violet spines that are usually white tipped.May retreat further north with rising water temperatures. Can occur in plagues or swarms which devastate kelp beds in Norway.

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